Hometown heroes: FBS football

Hometown heroes: FBS football

CorrespondentJanuary 17, 2014 

Isaiah Johnson (Panther Creek class of 2011) went to junior college before arriving in Kansas. He quickly earned the starting safety spot and recorded 73 tackles and five interceptions on the year.

Rob Crisp, N.C. State: Crisp (Athens Drive, 2010) played in three games his senior year before another concussion ended his career.

Garrett Leatham, N.C. State: Leatham (Middle Creek, 2011) played in three games this season and went 9-of-17 for 146 yards. He also passed for his first collegiate touchdown against Boston College.

Shawn Underwood, North Carolina: Underwood (Fuquay-Varina, 2011) played in eight games at defensive tackle and recorded nine tackles on the season. He had a season-high four tackles against Miami.

Cory Hunter, East Carolina: After earning a roster spot last year as a walk-on, Hunter (Fuquay-Varina, 2011) earned a depth chart position and saw the field in three games as he rushed for 27 total yards and had 17 receiving yards at the running back position.

Josh Banks, Wake Forest: Banks (Middle Creek, 2010) played in 10 games for the Demon Deacons, recording 13 tackles on the season, having two tackles for losses and also recovering a fumble. Teammate Britt Cherry (Middle Creek, 2011) saw action in three games.

Dan Beilinson, Duke: Beilinson (Panther Creek, 2012) saw action in 11 games but had no catches. Teammate Garrett Rider (Middle Creek, 2010) also played in all 11 games of his final season.

Jordan Mays, Air Force: Mays (Middle Creek, 2010) played in six games this year for Air Force, recording two tackles on the season. Teammate Markez Davis (Holly Springs, 2012) played in one game and made one tackle, while Mike Sutton (Panther Creek, 2013) sat out the year.

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